Roger Paul Kalkis passed away on August 6, 2022. Cherished husband of the late Caroline (nee Lenz) Kalkis. Devoted father of Randall (Annie) Kalkis, Kathryn (James) Zboncak and the late Theran (Jodi) Kalkis. Proud grandfather of Scott (Ashley) Kalkis, Xiling Kalkis, Jennifer Kalkis, Rafe (Alexandria) Kalkis, Kristi (Joshua) Helgeson, Zachary (Courtney) Zboncak and Kelsey (Aaron) Means. Fond great grandpa of Cierra, McKenzie, Abby, Tessany, Judah, Levi, Paxton and future Baby Helgeson. Loving brother of the late Don and Ken Kalkis. Beloved son of the late Paul and the late Nitella (nee Myers) Kalkis.
Roger had a beautiful life full of family, friends, adventure and serving. A rewarding 32 year career at IBM set the stage for a blessed retirement. He touched many people both local and around the world. His servant heart included his home church of almost 50 years at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lisle. Chinese conversation ministry and Gideons International. He and his wife Caroline enjoyed travel camping throughout the United States. For over 40 years, a yearly camping adventure to Interlochen, Michigan with family and friends was a treasured highlight. Roger leaves a legacy of strong faith, kindness and joy!
Visitation will be held Saturday, August 13, 2022, 9am until time of Service 11am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1101 Kimberly Way, Lisle. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made by clicking Interlochen Center for the Arts, 4000 J. Maddy Pkwy, Interlochen, MI 49643 or Trinity Lutheran Church would be appreciated.
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What a wonderful tribute to a remarkable and gifted man. Sincere sympathy to all,
My sympathy to the dear family Roger served his Lord snd loved his family his life speaks volumes . May God comfort his loved ones snd grant peace to them .
Al left a note that told me that Roger was instrumental in his becoming a Christian. For this I will always be grateful!
Mary K (Kiely) DePrez
My condolences to you and yours. May you always hold fond memories in your hearts and forever remember the joy of family times together
I was so blessed to work in ministry with Roger at the Friendship House for many years. He was a true joy to work with and he was deeply appreciated by many, many students from China and Taiwan! I am grateful for the strong faith and witness Roger gave!
Words fall short of expressing my sadness.
Days with Roger and Caroline in the Friendship House were the wonderful memory of studying in Chicago. They never go away for they live in my hearts.
My sincere condolences.
Hello Bucks! We wanted to thank you for reaching out. Also to let you know how dear you are/were to my parents. They sure left a beautiful Godly legacy of which we are so grateful you are a part of! Thank you for you kind words and as our Dad would say, “God Bless You!” ~ Kathy and Randy